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  1. Has anyone worked here? I will be starting an assignment in their L&D unit. I'll be living 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean, so I couldn't turn this assignment down :) Any information will be appreciated!
  2. Are there other RNs with scoliosis out there? Especially severe scoliosis with noticeable rib hump (the Quasimodo look), spinal fusion, metal instrumentation, chronic pain issues, especially in low back/hips, which is a recent development for me. I...
  3. I am working as a traveler in a SFBA CA hospital in L&D; after I got here I learned that the RNs are responsible for managing epidurals: priming the tubing for the infusion bag, loading and setting the pump, and connecting it to the patient. The...
  4. IHS -- Chinle, Shiprock, &c

    Hi all, I'm not sure which forum to post this (AZ, NM, Native American, General, OB) so I'll post here for starters. I am interested in an assignment in one of the IHS hospitals in L&D, days/evenings, no nights. I've gotten approval from Chinle ...
  5. True Staff travel agency?

    Has anyone worked for TruStaff? What are they like? OK? Avoid? I want to go to California with somebody. I was quoted a potentially good hourly rate, and they have contracts in hospitals in the areas I'm interested in (Santa Barbara and Monterey...
  6. Baja California?

    Does anyone know if there are hospitals in Baja California and if they use travelers? :)
  7. Which agencies are best to contact in Wisconsin for per diem work (L&D or PP)? Or can anyone advise me on where to look? The agencies/travel I'm signed with are based in CA and the southwest, not upper midwest. I am in La Crosse right now but ...
  8. What is the difference between an online and distance educational program? I saw both terms used in the first post of this thread and I'm confused - I use them interchangeably. Am I incorrect? Are they different? Thanks.
  9. Broken Back

    I'm not quite answering your question, but have you tried therapies other than opioid narcotics, such as physical therapy, acupuncture or acupressure, getting a trainer, swimming, yoga, anything like that? 60 vicodin in a month is quite a bit. Have...
  10. career in ethics and theory??

    I suggest you take a few undergraduate philosophy classes and at least one ethics course while you are completing your BSN. If your school has a department of religious studies, I suggest taking an introductory class or two. If your interest is sti...
  11. I was accepted into a state school and an ivy league school for my MSN in midwifery, starting this fall. (I'm already an RN.) It looks like I'll be getting only loans this first year at either place (my applications weren't complete by the first de...
  12. Job outlook for travel nursing in this economy?

    A recruiter told me this week that there is a drop in posted positions in some places like CA due to the severe budget shortfall ... if the state can't pay medicare/medicaid then the hospitals can't afford to pay RNs. I'm wondering how finances will...
  13. There are many midwives with MPH and/or DrPh degrees. Many want to get their MPH after finishing their MSN/CNM. It is a popular credential to have, for both those wanting to work in the US and overseas. Nurse midwifery, in part, arose out of mater...
  14. Nursing going into Medicine?

    Not only will nursing courses NOT count towards medical school, you need to look carefully at the undergraduate science prereqs you are taking for nursing vs. medical school. There are usually different levels of difficulty of basic science courses ...
  15. Please dont hate me for saying this...

    The way the OP phrases things, her speech patterns, strike me as a bit odd. I can't put my finger on it. Maybe English isn't her primary language? I suspect the OP has some codependency issues based on her perception of nursing, or a belief system ...
  16. Death work and talking to the dead

    The Book of the Dead, the Bardo Thodol, the "liberation through hearing in the intermediate state", is a Tibetan Buddhist funerary text from the Tibetan Buddhist Nyingma tradition, again bringing up the hearing/voice meme. Here's the wikipedia entry...
  17. Death work and talking to the dead

    Hearing is the last sense to go ... when one leaves the body, one does not immediately "disappear" but lingers some time and observes what's going on. The Tibetan Book of the Dead gives an extraordinary account of the stages of dissolution of the se...
  18. Rescheduled Frontier Interview

    Sending you lots of luck! You'll do great!
  19. Rescheduled Frontier Interview

    Don't tell them anything at all about a custody battle or other personal issues. Just say a last minute family obligation came up that could not be rescheduled and leave it at that. Stay very professional and superficial. If the Admin "hears" that...
  20. How does everyone wind down after work?

    TV and the internets ....
  21. n_g, I agree with your point. Many nurses have enough trouble funding graduate education and finding time to do it. Lengthening the program and making it more costly will not necessarily benefit them, improve the NP professions, or increase the # o...
  22. Suggested Reading

    Midwifery and Childbirth in America by Judith Rooks. This is an excellent history of midwifery and obstetrics in America, including the past and present political, legal, and cultural issues surrounding midwives and birth.
  23. Full time work, full time school, or both?

    Most if not all Frontier students have to work through school from financial necessity so you are not alone. Many do work full time, although it works best to have flexibility with your job so you can cut down to part time or per diem or work fewer ...
  24. working on the old-style wards

    I was a patient -- rather I was tortured -- as a teenager in 1971 in one of the last Scottish Rite Crippled Children's hospitals, which had those old wards with the old staffing system and horrifically poor pt care. It is a world unto itself, that h...
  25. I'm very biased towards CA, esp. northern CA ... if I had to work as a staff nurse again I would move right back to the SFBA. I worked there through the implementing of the staffing ratios. What others said is true that RNs returned to work when it...